Chittawadi Chitrabongs
Position:Second supervisor PhD students, AA Course Lecturer and Co-director, Bangkok, AA Visiting School
Bio: Chittawadi Chitrabongs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. She earned her BArch degree (1st Class Honours, Gold Medal) from Chulalongkorn University and MA and PhD degrees in Histories and Theories from the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Her work has been presented in both the UK and in Thailand and include "Crematoria," submitted to the "Death, Dying and Disposal Conference" at the University of Bath; "The Politics of Dressing Up" published in the AAFiles 60 and presented at the National Museum Volunteers Symposium "500 years: Europeans in Siam"; "The Politics of Defecation in Siam of the Fifth Reign" published by JSS 99. Her completed design works include a 40-room hospitality project in Koh Chang, Trat Province.
Kwang-Ho Chung
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 6
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 6, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: James Kwang-Ho Chung is a new Unit Master at the AA, a lecturer with the Royal College of Art, and an architectural designer for Hopkins. He has been practicing in numerous studios realising many built projects, has lectured and taught with several universities including the AA, RCA and Leeds School of Architecture since graduating from AA in 2013.
Carlotta Conte
Unit/Programme:Diploma 13
Position:Unit Assistant, Diploma 13, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Carlotta Conte is an urban researcher and system designer trained as an architect at the Architectural Association and at the CASS. She focuses on interpreting and narrating the impact of technological and behavioural fluctuations on our ecosystem to push the boundaries of design practice and making. As part of Dark Matter Labs, Carlotta is working on an array of system change projects - from innovative financing strategies for equitable urban development to transforming how we approach childcare with the #RadicalChildcare initiative. She is also producing an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, and collaborating with various UK and international educational institutions including the Architectural Association, where she is Unit Assistant of Diploma 13. Carlotta practiced as an urban researcher in London with Architecture 00 and CASS Cities and as an architectural assistant at LA-Más, ARCò and Building Trust International and co-founded the multi-disciplinary collective Tak Tak Tak.
Marco Corazza
Position:Course Lecturer, , AA Visiting School
Bio: Marco is a licensed architect in South Africa and graduate of the Architectural Association earning a Master of Science in Emergent Technologies and Design with distinction in 2013. His thesis, Composite Morphogenesis, was presented at the Acadia academic conference in Los Angeles in 2014. He is currently working as part of the restoration team on the Battersea Power Station project helping to deliver the external envelope and other restoration aspects. Prior to joining Wilkinson Eyre, Marco worked in range of practices from small design based practices to both medium and large architecture firms in London, South African and India. He is interested in developing unconventional design solutions informed by digital fabrication methods, as well as biological methodology, complex geometries, unconventional building techniques, and assembly processes.
Mark Cousins
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:PhD Director of Studies Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School Member of the Undergraduate Management Committee, , AA Undergraduate School Programme Head, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School Member of the Undergraduate Management Committee, , AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Mark Cousins is best known for his Friday Lectures at the AA, which have run for 30 years. They have attracted a wide audience of architects and artists. He is currently transforming the lectures into books which will start to be published in 2018. He has lectured all over the world. At the AA he has been Director of History and Theory, which he has sought to reform and to produce a teaching syllabus which, more realistically, confronts the problems which are faced by AA undergraduate teaching. At the same time, he has been a major supervisor of PhDs. The next topic of the Friday Lectures will be on 'The Face'.
Nerma Cridge
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:HTS Diploma Tutor and 3rd Year Seminar Tutor AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Nerma Prnjavorac Cridge grew up in Sarajevo, ex-Yugoslavia. She completed her architectural studies at Birmingham, and the Bartlett. After graduating, Nerma has worked for several distinguished architectural practitioners, including Thomas Heatherwick and art2architecture. She taught at a number of universities including University of Greenwich, Birmingham, London Met, Central Saint Martins, Hong Kong and Cambridge School of Art. Nerma was awarded PhD in 2011 at the AASchool in London under the supervision of Dr Marina Lathouri and Mark Cousins. Her first book Drawing the Unbuildable based on her PhD thesis was published by Routledge in 2015. At present, Nerma is teaching at the AASchool as well as running her own small art and design practice - Drawing Agency. Selected forthcoming publications include Restless: Drawn by Zaha Hadid, chapter in Anthology entitled Made by Women (edited by Ana Sokolina); and her second monograph Politics of Abstraction on monumentality, abstraction and post-communist city.
Paul Crosby
Position:Head of Professional Practice Part 3, , AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Paul Crosby studied at the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster). He has extensive, international experience having set up an office in Germany and has held senior positions in the offices of Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield and Martha Schwartz. He consults small upcoming design studios on practice-related matters and has a particular research interest in the nature of future practice.
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Amica Dall
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 7
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 7, AA Undergraduate School , , AA School
Bio: Amica is a founding member of Assemble, a non-hierarchical collective whose work focuses on the social and material processes through which cities are made, producing architecture, art, urban design and research. Amica works across the practice leading much of Assemble's research lead and interdisciplinary work. Amica is a founding trustee of Baltic Street Adventure Playground, and a trustee of Theatrum Mundi, an independent research charity founded out of LSE Cities in 2016.
Kate Davies
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Programme Head, Media Studies, Unknown Fields, AA Visiting School
Bio: KATE DAVIES is an artist and architect. She is co-founder of nomadic design studio Unknown Fields, art practice LiquidFactory and field robotics group RAVEN. She undertakes site-specific and expedition-based work, operating through films, objects and installations. Kate was unit master of Diploma 6 [Unknown Fields] for eight years, as well as teaching MArch [unit 23] at the Bartlett, UCL. She is now Head of Media Studies and Director of the Unknown Fields Research Studio at the AA. She holds a BSc, Diploma and Masters in architecture from the Bartlett, UCL.

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